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  Syzygium rama-varmae
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium rama-varmae (Bourd.) Chithra in N.C. Nair & Henry, Fl. Tamil Nadu I: 157. 1983; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 403. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 264. 2002. Eugenia rama-varmae Bourd., Indian For. 30: 147. t. 2. 1904. Jambosa rama-varmae (Bourd.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 474(335). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattuchampa
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark brown, blaze pale brown. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole stout, 0.65 mm long, glabrous; lamina 11.5-26 x 4.2-8 cm, elliptic, oblong, elliptic-oblong, elliptic-ovate, or elliptic-lanceolate, base rounded, apex acute to acuminate; margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 15-20 pairs, parallel, prominent, looped near margin forming intramarginal nerves, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, white, 4-5 cm across, in few flowered lateral cymes; calyx tube short, thick, 7 cm, truncate, lobes 4; petals 4, 1-1.5 cm orbicular; stamens many; filaments 1-1.3 cm long, bent inwards in middle when in bud; ovary inferior, 2-celled, ovules many; style 1.5 cm long; stigma slightly acute. Fruit a berry, greenish-pink, spherical; seeds 1-2.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 600-1500
  Localities: Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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